Almeida & Costa Get It Done On Day Two Of 2022 Brazilian Summer Championships


  • Tuesday, December 6th – Saturday, December 10th
  • Flamengo Racing Club
  • LCM (50m)
  • Day 1 Recap
  • Results

The 2022 Brazilian Summer Championships continued on to day two, with Nathalia Almeida wrangling up her 3rd gold of the meet.

After claiming the top prize on day one in the 200m free and 400m IM, 25-year-old Almeida quickly captured the 400m free victory.

Almeida stopped the clock in a tie of 4:14.23 to get to the wall over 3 seconds ahead of the competition. In the process, the Unisanta swimmer scorched her previous personal best, knocking nearly 3 seconds off the 4;17.10 she logged in 2019. As a result, Almeida now checks in as Brazil’s 11th fastest performer all-time in this women’s 400m free.

Guilherme Da Costa was the men’s 400m free winner, with the Unisanta swimmer putting up a solid effort of 3;54.68. That gave him a healthy advantage over runner-up Bruce Almeida who touched in 3:56.86 while Unisanta teammate Brandonn Almeida rounded out the top 3 in 3:57.22.

Costa is the reigning Brazilian national record holder in this distance, owning a lifetime best of 3:43.31 produced at this summer’s World Championships. That time rendered Costa the bronze medalist there in Budapest, with his resulting also establishing a new South American Record,

Additional winners on day two in Brazil included Pedro Pena hitting 57.22 to take the men’s 100m back while Daynara Paula posted 1:00.59 to take the women’s 100m fly.

The women’s 100m breast saw Ana Vieira get it done for gold in 1:09.43 while Kayky Mota posted 52.56 to top the men’s 100m fly podium.

In terms of the overall team standings, the top 3 squads from day one remain in their positions through day two, with Unisanta leading the pack with 9 total medals.

Rank Team Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Unisanta 7 0 2 9
2 Pinheiros 4 1 2 7
3 GNU 2 1 0 3
4 Paineiras 1 2 1 4
5 Curtibano 1 0 0 1

In This Story

Leave a Reply

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

About Retta Race

Retta Race

Former Masters swimmer and coach Loretta (Retta) thrives on a non-stop but productive schedule. Nowadays, that includes having just earned her MBA while working full-time in IT while owning French 75 Boutique while also providing swimming insight for BBC.

Read More »